Mind Over Moon

December 7th, 2012

It Does A Fool No Good to Spend Money on Education

“All I’m saying is that if there were a family tree, hard work and education would be related, but school would probably be a distant cousin.”

I’m just going to say what this guy so eloquently avoided: I know a lot of stupid people with college degrees. Do you know why that is, though? It’s from being indoctrinated since birth with the higher education gospel. It’s from drinking the go-to-college-and-you’ll-definitely-be-successful koolaid. We’ve all heard it. Here’s a question, though: Do you recall an adult ever saying to you as a child, “Whether you go to college or not, make sure to be as smart as you can be.”

No one ever said that to me.

Don’t get me wrong, school is imperative. I have this theory that if the teaching profession was as competitive and highly compensated as medicine or law, students and consequently, the nation as a whole, would advance considerably. But when I say advance, I don’t mean everyone will be carrying around a $200,000 piece of paper. I mean they’ll be smarter. I mean they’ll be invested in their education, because they see it as an extension of themselves, rather than a means to an end.

Anyway, just watch the video. It’s important.